West Hill pupils tackle mountains for Three Peaks Challenge

ELEVEN pupils from West Hill School, Stalybridge, recently successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge.

Pupils hand over the cheque to Mummy’s Star

They scaled the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in 24 hours.

Yet the challenge began in February 2016 when the year 10 pupils began their preparations.

The boys completed all aspects of the mountain leader award that entailed 14 days on mountains.

The Three Peaks Challenge was self leading and at the end of the course the boys gained the following awards: National Navigation Award Silver, Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver and the National Indoor Climbing Wall Award level 3 (technical climber).

William Farrow abseils down Peel Tower

As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award the boys also completed voluntary service and this was done by supporting the school’s nominated charity Mummy’s Star and fundraising for them.

This year the team raised £4,771.72 through a sponsored abseil off Peel Tower, Ramsbottom, quiz nights, bag packing at local supermarkets, Christmas markets and the actual challenge itself.

The boys on the summit of Snowdon

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